|The old station at Saulx les Chartreux|
Start: Lozère RER (B)
Finish: Gravigny Balizy RER (C) with option to extend (2km) to Petit Vaux
Distance: 17km (Gravigny Balizy) or 19km (Petit Vaux)
Terrain: Downhill and then flat! Cross-country section may be muddy!
This week's walk takes us from the Chevreuse valley crossing the plain to the east towards Longjumeau, following the Yvette river. From Lozère RER we descend to the Yvette and follow the well-maintained footpath which goes under the A10 and takes us to the Bassin de Saulx. There we'll walk around enjoying the wildlife before heading to Saulx les Chartreux where we will lunch in La Jonchère Park.
After lunch we follow the track of the old Arpajonais railway, stopping first at the old station. Unfortunately we are 75 years too late to catch the train to Paris! We end by walking through Balizy along the Rouilion stream which joins the Yvette near Gravigny Balizy RER. There is an option to continue another 2km along the banks of the Yvette to Petit Vaux.
9.26 Chatelet Les Halles RER B (direction St. Remy)
**Meet up in last carriage**
arrive 9.57 Lozère (zone 4).
Gravigny Balizy (zone 4): trains depart for gare d'Austerlitz at '20, '35 and '50 minutes each hour
...or for the longer walk
Petit Vaux (zone 4): trains depart for gare d'Austerlitz at '23, '38 and '53 minutes each hour
Weather-wise anything but rain will be regarded as a blessing but come suitably clothed as usual. There's plenty to see and some surprises so hope to see you there!
mobile: 06 19 85 25 56
|Pont des Templiers on the Rouillon at Balizy|
Wednesday 12 December at Saint Cloud
It seems the inclement weather did not discourage you hardy hikers last week. It doesn't appear that the weather will be much better this week, so get out your mufflers, bonnets and gloves and join us for another exhilarating walk.
You have two choices. In addition to the walk that Stuart proposes, Prudence has offered to lead a "shortish" hike in the Parc de St. Cloud, just a hop, skip and jump from Paris. Pardon my old-fashioned expressions.
Prudence will meet you at the Pont de Sevres stop (last stop) of Metro line 9 at 10.00. Come up at the exit marked Musée de Sevres where she will be waiting for you. The itinerary will take you across the bridge and into the Parc for a loop which will bring you back to the same metro station.
Bring a picnic lunch, rain and snow protection, and your usual good humor.
Prudence's cell phone:
06 63 44 60 09